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Why I Cry: The Guardian Reviews Epic Volume of Men’s Poetry Choices, ‘A Real Tear-Jerker’ March 24, 2014: For the super heroes and cry babies out there, Simon and Schuster presents Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: an anthology of heart-wrenchingly emotional poetry chosen by 100 "famous and admired" men. The cover of a new collection of poetry should probably carry a sticker bearing Shakespeare's warning: "If you have tears, prepare to shed [...] by

Highways in Hiding April 9, 2013: I’ve always been preoccupied with process, tracking the origin of poems along with their lineage of composition. We all have sources, subliminal and otherwise, but how do we monitor their stay in the bloodstream? We shouldn’t have to, but it’s a good idea to know who’s bruising the vein. The trick is to be of the atmosphere while [...] by

Robert Pinsky Discusses Ben Jonson’s Speaker at Slate July 17, 2012: Slate posted a nice bit of poetry criticism by Robert Pinsky today. Using poems by Walt Whitman and Elizabeth Bishop as launchpads, Pinsky dives in to Ben Jonson's "On My First Son" to bring out the virtues of the poet as speaker: I'm moved by Jonson's “On My First Son” in what might be called a personal way: The first-person [...] by